Monday, December 17, 2018

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    Amnesty: Farmers-herders conflict led to loss of 3,641 lives due to FG’s incompetence

Amnesty: Farmers-herders conflict led to loss of 3,641 lives due to FG’s incompetence

Amnesty International says a total of 3,641 Nigerians have been killed in conflict between herdsmen and farmers in the country since January 2016.The international human rights watchdog blamed this on "gross incompetence" on the part of the authorities and failure of security agencies to respond to warning signals.In 2018 alone, over 1,000 people have reportedly been killed in attacks between herdsmen [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We don’t take Obasanjo seriously anymore

Garba Shehu: We don’t take Obasanjo seriously anymore

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the presidency no longer takes the utterances of former President Olusegun Obasanjo seriously.Shehu said this during an interactive session with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He said he was not in anyway surprised that the former president was reported to have maintained neutrality at a forum, but later backtracked that he never said [...]

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    FG, Abia enter partnership to build Enyimba economic city

FG, Abia enter partnership to build Enyimba economic city

The federal government and Abia state have entered a partnership to build the new Enyimba economic city project.At the signing ceremony of the definitive agreement which held at the presidential villa on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari said such initiatives were exactly what his administration was looking for to create employment for the people and boost the economy.The president assured the [...]

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    Strike: FG schedules another meeting with ASUU

Strike: FG schedules another meeting with ASUU

The federal government has convened yet another meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike.Chris Ngige, minister of Labour and employment, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.The statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, director of press in the labour ministry, said the meeting would hold on Monday.The lecturers embarked on the indefinite strike on [...]

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    Picketing n’assembly is punishable by law, reps spokesman warns aggrieved workers

Picketing n’assembly is punishable by law, reps spokesman warns aggrieved workers

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, says it is against the law for anyone or group of people to stop lawmakers from gaining access into  the national assembly.Namdas said this on Thursday while briefing reporters on steps to tackle the industrial dispute with parliamentary workers."It is an offence to picket the national assembly. Nobody is against the interests [...]

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    FG secures fresh $200m loan from AfDB to fund electrification project

FG secures fresh $200m loan from AfDB to fund electrification project

The federal government has secured a $200 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund electrification projects in the country.In a statement on Monday, the bank said its board of directors approved the sovereign loan to finance the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP).While AfDB approved $150 million, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), a $2 billion facility sponsored by [...]

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    Sokoto rally: We are wiser, youths tell PDP

Sokoto rally: We are wiser, youths tell PDP

A group of youths under the auspices of Arewa Proactive Youth Coalition has dismissed the flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign in Sokoto.Inuwa Bako, president of the group, described it as a scam which they will never fall for because Arewa youths are wiser now.Bako asked Nigerians to be wary of PDP’s ability to transparently manage public resources.He [...]

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    DisCos have ‘lived below expectation’

DisCos have ‘lived below expectation’

Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in the country have performed below expectation five years after the privatisation of the power sector.Chiedu Ugbo, managing director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), made this known while speaking at the Nextier Power Dialogue in Abuja.He said the 11 DisCos have still not met their various performance agreements since they took over the power [...]

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    FG deploys drones to fight Boko Haram

FG deploys drones to fight Boko Haram

The federal government has deployed drones to the nation's borders in the north-east to combat the Boko Haram insurgency.This was revealed in a country report presented by Sani Rano, a representative of the Nigerian delegation to the ECOWAS parliament in Abuja on Friday.Rano said the deployment of the drones was as a result of the recent multiple attacks on military [...]

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    Students may stay long at home, ASUU warns

Students may stay long at home, ASUU warns

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says students may spend more time at home since no solid agreement has been reached in its negotiation with the federal government.Abiodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, said this on Thursday while speaking with reporters in Lagos.The union commenced an indefinite strike on November 5.Ogunyemi appealed to parents and students to show understanding, [...]

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    Attack on Akwa Ibom assembly and matters arising

Attack on Akwa Ibom assembly and matters arising

BY MICHAEL EFFIONGAnybody that loves Nigeria should condemn the invasion of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly by APC thugs this morning. It is high time Nigeria moved from this backwardness. How can thugs be evading Houses of Assembly stopping elected members from performing their duties in the 21st century?This morning, cultists, some accounts referred to them as thugs, said [...]

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    Ambode: Dangote is the best to develop public infrastructure

Ambode: Dangote is the best to develop public infrastructure

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has described Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, as the best solution to public infrastructure.The governor said this at the commencement of the reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Dangote and the federal government had entered an agreement for the businessman to construct the road.Ambode said the reconstruction of the would bring permanent relief to motorists and residents.“Whatever [...]

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    Eid-el Maulud: FG declares Nov 20 as public holiday

Eid-el Maulud: FG declares Nov 20 as public holiday

The federal government has declared  November 20 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.This was made known by Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior.In a statement by M.B Umar, permanent secretary of the ministry,  Dambazau urged Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet’s teachings which "border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence".He called on Nigerians to uphold [...]

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    ASUU strike continues as meeting with FG ends in deadlock

ASUU strike continues as meeting with FG ends in deadlock

The meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) and the federal government on Thursday ended in a deadlock.Abiodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, disclosed this to reporters after the meeting.He said the strike was still ongoing and would not be called off as ASUU’s demands had not been met.He said the  federal government and ASUU teams agreed [...]

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    ASUU: We’re ready to negotiate with FG

ASUU: We’re ready to negotiate with FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it is ready to negotiate with the federal government over the ongoing industrial action.Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday.The union commenced an indefinite strike on November 5.Ogunyemi said the decision was taken due to the poor funding of universities in the country, failure on the side [...]

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    Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says there is no need to submit himself for prosecution since the federal government does not obey court orders.His position was contained in a letter dated November 12, addressed to the court 5 registrar of the Abuja federal high court.The former NSA is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion [...]

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